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What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

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What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by WZRC 1067 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:43 pm



Cumulus, Please give Toledo a station like 96 Rock in Cincinnati or like X93.9 in Indianapolis. Pretty please!

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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu May 16, 2019 7:22 pm

If Cumulus is smart (they tend to be dumb, unfortunately), they'll flip it to Rock.

There is a massive gap between WFBQ (Q95) and Alt 103.3.


Memo to WGRD: You need to sound a LOT more like your phenomenal sister station in Davenport, IA.

I-Rock 93.5 f*cking rules!!! https://irock935.com/playlist/

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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by WZRC 1067 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:42 am

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1770 ... ge-frenzy/

Hmmm? Looks like somethings brewing(no pun intended).


Cumulus, Please give Toledo a station like 96 Rock in Cincinnati or like X93.9 in Indianapolis. Pretty please!

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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by Radio Sucks » Fri May 24, 2019 1:02 pm

From RAMP Radio and Music Pros"
Cumulus Media solved the issue of owning two Top 40 stations in Indianapolis by flipping WYRG (Energy 93.9) to 93-9X, Indy's Rock Station. The flip was not unexpected -- Cumulus already owned WYRG, Country WFMS and Classic Hits WJJK, and as a result of its recent acquisition of Entercom's three-station group -- heritage Top 40 WZPL, AC WNTR (107.9 The Mix) and CBS Sports affiliate WXNT-AM, the company ended up with two Pop stations. That awkward situation has now been remedied. The Indianapolis Rock audience can now expect to hear songs from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Metallica, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, etc. on the new 93-9X, which will run commercial-free through Memorial Day weekend.



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by WZRC 1067 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Wow this move actually makes some sense.


Cumulus, Please give Toledo a station like 96 Rock in Cincinnati or like X93.9 in Indianapolis. Pretty please!

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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by Chrocket87 » Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Great move! I see it’s imaging is identical to the highly successful 93X in the Twin Cities. If they program this similarly, this station should do very well!

On another note, only doing commercial free through the weekend? Sheesh, radio companies are pinching pennies as of late, lol.



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by TeddyBear » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:26 am

Chrocket87 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Great move! I see it’s imaging is identical to the highly successful 93X in the Twin Cities. If they program this similarly, this station should do very well!

On another note, only doing commercial free through the weekend? Sheesh, radio companies are pinching pennies as of late, lol.
So are you telling us that it's cookie cutter radio from Cumulus? They own both. Listeners do not like cookie cutter, when they notice. Many notice disadvantages... no time, no temp, little personality, etc. This is seen in perceptuals, yet VP's of Programming and formats, along with PD's, do not change the rules. Strange that they see the research and do nothing.

Stopsetless weekends? We know Cumulus is overflowing with extra money. $hareholders will be pleased. Same for their lender$.



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 pm

93.9 doubled its ratings in its first book with the Rock format compared to its last CHR book: https://radioinsight.com/ratings/indianapolis/



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 am

ftballfan wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 pm
93.9 doubled its ratings in its first book with the Rock format compared to its last CHR book: https://radioinsight.com/ratings/indianapolis/
Curiosity. WXQQ "Wausean-Qledo," Q96-9, had an unheard of 18 share for the first couple of months. It was a gay dance Channel. That's one example of curiosity making ratings. Question is, can the ratings be kept up at that level? They rarely are.

With the size of the signal, I don't expect much in ratings.



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:55 am

Are you insane?!?! Q96.9 had a 1.8 share, not an 18 share, and it sure as hell wasn't a "gay dance channel." It was a Rhythmic AC format. Please find & take your meds.

93.9X is a Class B1 signal with TX site about 10 miles NE of downtown Indy, and in their first full survey period, they managed a respectable 2.8 share in ages 6+.

If ratings slide, signal won't be the reason. It'll be boring programming; the station is still completely jockless. Don't let Cumulus' B.S. filled press release fool you; there are multiple differences between this station and the similarly named "93X" in Minneapolis.

107.9 The Mix fell from a 5.0 share to a 3.9 share thanks to The Bert Show. I predict more ratings degradation for them in future survey periods.


Memo to WGRD: You need to sound a LOT more like your phenomenal sister station in Davenport, IA.

I-Rock 93.5 f*cking rules!!! https://irock935.com/playlist/

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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by Myron Falwell » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:54 am

I can't think of a single station that has had any success whatsoever running The Bert Show. It's an Atlanta show that's struck out practically everywhere else it's been piped in.



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Re: What's next for 93.9fm in Indianapolis?

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm

MW, it beat K100 and parts for ratings. Gary Shore's was rather scared. And yes it was a gay dance Channel. Rhythmic CHR includes more urban contemporary. There was no Urban contemporary on Q96-9. DRQ had more urban contemporary than Q 96 9.

And for god sakes, would you do something with lovenlife101, who is attacking everybody in the Flint room and in the douchebag Repository, twisting words to become a victim, not to mention going way off topic for way too long? He should have been gone a long while ago. New rules were posted over a month ago. I'm tired of reporting him and not getting results.



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